Honda: Alex Wurz begins test at Paul Ricard circuit 

Written by David on May 14th, 2008 at 9:47 pmLast Update: May 14th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

The new Honda RA108The Honda Racing F1 Team resumed testing action today at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. The three day test will enable the team to prepare for the next Grand Prix in Monaco and the following at the Circuit Gilles Villenueve in Montreal, Canada.

The Paul Ricard track was set up in a short, twisty and high downforce Monte Carlo configuration for today and Thursday, before changing to a low downforce Montreal layout for the final day on Friday.

The team’s Reserve and Test Driver Alex Wurz began the test today, with Jenson Button due to take over the car for Thursday and Friday. Weather conditions in the south of France were warm and sunny with the mid-morning ambient temperature at 21°C and track temperatures of 32°C.

Wurz had to complete today an aerodynamic evaluation in preparation for the Monaco Grand Prix. He run for 142 laps as the team worked through various setups changes in preparation for tackling the unique demands of Monaco’s tight, twisty and bumpy roads.

source: Honda

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